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Selection of applicants to be invited to attend the substitute training class are based on three tiers.  Selections will first be made from Tier I, then Tier 2 and then Tier 3.

Tier 1 - Applicants holding a valid Maryland certification for teaching.  Applicants holding at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university.

Tier 2 - Applicants holding at least an Associate's degree from an accredited college/university.  Applicants who have completed at least two years of study and earned 48 credits.  Applicants who have passed the ParaPro Assessment.

Tier 3 - Applicants that have a high school diploma/GED.

Candidates must also agree to:

  • Submit to a criminal history background check.
  • Successfully complete the substitute training course.
  • Commit to at least 10 days of substituting per school year.

All employees of a public school system in Maryland are required to submit their fingerprints and undergo a criminal history background check. The State of Maryland charges the public schools a $60.00 fee for each set of fingerprints submitted. This fee must be paid by the substitute at the time the fingerprinting takes place.

Below is the 2018-2019 Substitute Employee Training Class Schedule.  Each Substitute Employee Training Class will consist of two full day sessions  (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM) and a classroom observation at any of our county schools (minimum ½ day). All interested applicants must apply online.  For additional information please call Bonnie Kessler at 301-475-5511, ext. 32189.

Session #1Observation DateSession #2

Friday

09/07/2018

It is the responsibility of each participant to contact the school administration (of your choice), schedule, and complete a classroom observation between the two sessions.

Friday

09/14/2018

Friday

11/09/2018

It is the responsibility of each participant to contact the school administration (of your choice), schedule, and complete a classroom observation between the two sessions.

Friday

11/16/2018

Friday

01/11/2019

It is the responsibility of each participant to contact the school administration (of your choice), schedule, and complete a classroom observation between the two sessions.

Friday

01/18/2019

Friday

03/08/2019

It is the responsibility of each participant to contact the school administration (of your choice), schedule, and complete a classroom observation between the two sessions.

Friday

03/15/2019

Applications for the March 8th Substitute Teacher class will be available February 8, 2019 - February 22, 2019

 

FY2019 Pay dates for Substitute Employees

Substitute teachers are hired to teach students in the absence of a teacher, on a daily or long-term basis. Preferred applicants have had some experience in working with children. Substitute employees are paid every two weeks during the school year, based upon the number of days worked. 

                                              Hourly                           Long-Term/Dedicated

HS Diploma/GED               $11.50                                     $12.50

AA Degree                          $12.00                                      $13.00

BA Degree                          $13.00                                      $14.00

MA or Higher                      $14.00                                      $15.00

As a substitute, you can:

 

  • Make a difference for the children of our community.
  • Gain experience in an educational environment.
  • Determine your own days and hours of availability.
  • Select the schools in which you want to work.
  • Be at home when school is not in session.
  • Maintain your status as a full-time teacher applicant.
  • Earn extra money while you are working part-time elsewhere.

 

Essential Job Functions of Substitute Teachers

 

  • Assumes all duties and responsibilities of the regular teacher on a given day. Long-term substitutes may also be required to attend staff meetings, parent conferences, etc.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with other employees and the public and deals with the public relations problems courteously and tactfully.
  • Carries out written plans left by the regular teacher for the day's lessons and routines. Marks pupil assignments and classroom work according to school and teacher evaluation policies.
  • Records pupil absences according to school procedures.
  • Assumes the teacher's responsibility for supervision of students in the building, on the grounds, or on field trips.
  • Becomes familiar with and follows school and division procedures for routines and emergencies.
  • Leaves a clear, written summary for the teacher of the work covered and other relevant comments.
  • During planning period, performs duties as requested by teacher or school administrator.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times: in classroom, school site, administrative buildings and in the community.